Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.

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Orphaned at a very young age and adopted by his uncle, a Poojari, and aunt, Premvati, Devdhar lives a poor lifestyle with them and their daughter, Radha. Poojari works for Bade Thakur and his family and prepares astrological charts and organizes prayers, and asks him for financial assistance so that Devdhar can go to Bombay and study, which is approved. Years later Devdhar has matured, returns home so that Radha could get married. He meets with and falls in love with Bade Thakur's paternal niece, Manorama, his childhood friend. She likes him too, but is very naive about love and intimacy. Radha gets married to a much older man and moves out, while Manorama's marriage is arranged with Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh. The wedding takes place with great pomp and ceremony, and a heartbroken Devdhar leaves the village to return to Bombay. A few months later he meets with Radha, who is now pregnant, and also decides to visit his uncle and aunt. This is where he will get the shock of his life ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A visual treat.
13 September 2004 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Two things that stand out are Cinematography by Radhu Karmarkar, this is probably the most astounding Cinematography I have seen in an Indian movie other than "Sangam". Then there are the most gorgeous sets ever seen in an Indian Film (Rangaraj). This was one of the last movie's by the venerable Raj Kapoor, who wanted to paint a love story on a rich Canvas. His let down is the Cast, Rishi Kapoor was probably a better actor in his later years, here is a flop with no Screen presence, where as Padmini Kholapure is mediocre with very mechanical motion in her dance numbers. There are too many characters with too many lines and very few to make any impact. This is the only Raj Kapoor movie that I had to fast-wind ever. Other mainstay of his movies was the music by the Maestro's of melody, Shankar-Jaikishan, which is obviously lacking by their absence. The Raj Kapoor magic for some reason was lost in this otherwise a Cinematographical masterpiece and a Visual treat.


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